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400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
Laurel Ann St. John
Date of Death: November, 18 2022

          Laurel Ann St. John, 80, Powers, went to her Eternal Rest on Friday November 18, 2022. She was born on October 15, 1942 in Prairie City, Oregon, daughter of the late Elmer and Editha (Shelgren) Gedvick. Laurel grew up in Norway, MI and graduated from Norway High School in 1960. On August 31, 1963 she was united in marriage to Aaron St. John in San Francisco, CA, and he survives her.
          Their son Alan was born in California in 1965 and they moved back to Michigan in 1967. In 1976 they purchased Hillside Plumbing in Spalding and together owned and operated it for over twenty years.
          Laurel is survived by her husband Aaron, a son: Alan St. John of Powers, two daughters: Lana St. John of Menominee and Lynnette (Dan) Stein of Bark River, three grandchildren: Krystl Scott, Savannah Stein and Joseph Stein, and two great-grandchildren: Braedyn Petrini and Amara Petrini.
          In addition to her parents, She was preceded in death by her son: Arlan St. John, a sister-in-law: Sr. Jo Lynn St. John and two brothers-in-law: Leonard Moraska and Howard St. John.
          Laurel was one of those people who's spirit glowed brightly! We are all better people for having known her. Being a loving wife, mother and grandmother were her greatest accomplishments.
          Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday November 23, 2022 at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday at church with Fr. Robb Jurkovich officiating. A luncheon will follow Mass in the church parish hall. Burial will take place in the Spalding Township Cemetery.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the St. John family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.

  • "Your mom has known me seems like forever. Well since I was little, my dad used to pick up milk from the farm and my husband and I would get plumbing supplies. She would always asks how your dad doing. Always a smile. She will be missed I’m sure. Bless her prayers to all "
    -Connie Lindstrom (DeLaurelle)

  • "Laurel was one of the sweetest, kindest people I’ve ever known. She loved her family very much and was so proud of all of you. Her soft gentle self was a pleasure to witness. The many trials in her life did not weaken her and she carried on faithfully. Be proud of her and her strength. She will be missed. "
    -Sherry(St.John) Hughes

  • "Aaron, sorry to hear about your wife Laurel,I met her at the plumbing store. She was always so pleasant to talk to. My condolences to you and family.`"
    -tom lang

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